CHRISTINE MUNGOSHI

Christine Mungoshi, MSc, BA (Hons), is an IBTA Senior Advisor focussing on brain tumour activities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Christine holds an MSc in Palliative Care and a BA (Hons) in social work from De Montfort University in the UK and a Diploma in management from the Academy of Social Sciences in Bulgaria.

She is a patient advocate with an aim to bring meaningful change to issues affecting brain tumour patients and their families in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Christine is a founding member and Director of the Zimbabwe Brain Tumour Association (ZBTA).

Christine has been involved with the IBTA since 2007. She was part of the organising committee for the Sub-Saharan Africa Neuro-Oncology Collaborative planning meeting (S-SANOC) held in London in October 2017. Her brain tumour patient advocacy journey started when her eight-year-old daughter Paida was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Paida died in 2006, a month short of her thirteenth birthday, after a brave five year fight.

Christine has vast experience in leadership and she has a special interest in advocacy and community development work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other than her extensive work and involvement with brain tumour patient advocacy in Southern Africa, she is also a Board of Trustees member for the Children and Families International Foundation (CFIF) which was established to harness social work expertise in the UK to support, enhance and sustain best practice in the care of vulnerable children/adults and  their families.

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